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New Drugs in the Pipeline for Older Americans

Posted on 06/16/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthDiabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and heart disease top the list for the most new drugs in development to treat the common chronic diseases of older Americans, according to a new drug- industry report. The report, by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), an industry trade association, says 435 medicines that primarily target seniors are currently either in clinical trials or under review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). >> Get travel discounts with your AARP Member Advantages. Diabetes …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 06/11/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and … fun 1. Brits are reviving an unusual hobby — stuffing mice and arranging them in human-like poses. (Learn more at NY Times) 2. Men’s faces evolved in a way that maximizes protection during fistfights. (Learn more at Washington Post) 3. A wool fitness mat with embedded sensors and LED lights can help you perfect yoga poses and record progress. (Learn more at Wired) >> Get travel discounts with your AARP Member Advantages. 4. Bulletproof blankets have been developed to …

Los jabones antibacteriales… ¿sí funcionan?

Posted on 04/22/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolLas opiniones de los expertos en materia de higiene y salud pública siguen encontradas en cuanto a la efectividad del uso de jabones antibacterianos para garantizar la salubridad general y prevenir la transmisión de virus, gérmenes y bacterias, sobre todo en la cocina durante la preparación de alimentos. Mira también: Jabones antibacterianos, ¿son necesarios? Si bien a finales del año pasado la Administración de Medicamentos y Alimentos (FDA, por sus siglas en inglés) informó que no existía evidencia contundente para …

New Drug for Hepatitis C: Effective, but Who Will Pay?

Posted on 03/3/2014 by |Health | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News staff writer, in association with The Daily Beast There’s a new drug regimen being touted as a potential cure for a dangerous liver virus that causes hepatitis C. But it costs $84,000 — or $1,000 a pill. And that price tag is prompting outrage from some consumers and a scramble by insurers to figure out which patients should get the drug — and who pays for it. Related: CDC: All Boomers Need Hepatitis C Test Called …

Cambios a las etiquetas de alimentos

Posted on 02/28/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolYa es hora de cambiar la etiqueta de alimentos, la última vez que se hizo fue hace 20 años. Esta propuesta de la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos, de cambiar las información nutricional en las etiquetas de los alimentos es beneficioso para todos, te puede guiar a seleccionar alimentos saludables. Actualmente la información de las porciones y las calorías se ve en letras pequeñas, pero en la nueva etiqueta la letras serán más grandes, más fáciles de leer y de …

FDA’s New Food Label: Serving Up a Reality Check

Posted on 02/27/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAfter two decades, the nutrition labels on the food products we buy are getting a much-needed update, with proposed changes that provide a more realistic picture of the serving size, calories and added sugar those products contain. The changes were unveiled today at the White House as part of the fourth anniversary of the first lady’s Let’s Move! antiobesity campaign. For consumers, the new labels could serve up a major reality check: The serving size for ice cream, for example, …